25 Years (1988-2013)
The Adopt-A-Highway Program (AAH) was established in 1988 by the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) in response to growing public concern regarding litter along the state's highways. The AAH Program is administered by the NCDOT Office of Beautification, and is a joint effort between community volunteers and the NCDOT. Its purpose is to decrease the amount of litter on North Carolina's roadsides and improve the beauty and quality of the environment.
The Links below provide additional information about the N.C. Adopt-A-Highway Program. We encourage you to view our site and learn more about our efforts to enhance the natural beauty along North Carolina roadways.
Apply to Adopt A Highway Online
Report Online - AAH Group Cleanup Report; OR call 1-(800)-628-4394, the toll-free Hotline, to report your cleanup and request NCDOT to pick up your bags.
Contact NCDOT County Adopt-A-Highway Coordinator - Phone List (updated May, 2013)
Meth Lab Waste Recognition Video by the Colorado DOT (7.53 minutes)
Senator Albertson's "Mean About Clean" Jingle Press Release
Download Our Mean About Clean Jingle
Help Reduce Water Pollution Along N.C. Highways:
The NCDOT Division of Highways has established the Illicit Connection and Illegal Dumping (ICID) program to comply with the Department's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Stormwater Permit.
By reporting pollutants we will be able to achieve our goal in protecting the water quality in our lakes, rivers, streams and coastal waters for current and future use.
The ICID program is administered by the NCDOT Office of Beautification and the Hydraulic Unit. The ICID is designed to utilize the resources of the Adopt-A-Highway program and N.C. Department of Public Safety inmates to report pollution sightings.
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